A Rey and Finn Romance? ‘Star Wars’ Author Says It Was Supposed to Happen

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We first saw a relationship blossom between Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Finn (John Boyega) in 2015 with Star Wars: The Force AwakensIt is clear the friendship between the two was an instant connection but did you know that at one point, they even were supposed to have a romance?

Well, Star Wars: The Force Awakens novelization author, Alan Dean Foster, hinted that the relationship he had originally planned between Rey and Finn was forced to be removed from his novel.

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During an interview with Midnight’s Edge, Foster said, “I did my usual thing when I do these adaptations of trying to fix things that I think need fixing in the story and fixing in the science. Not so much with the characters, because the characters are fairly well-established in a screenplay.”

He continued, “Some things they said to take out, and some things they left alone. Some of the things they said to take out I thought were silly and would really have improved the book if I had been able to leave them in the book, but I can’t talk about those.”

“There were a couple of things in there, and a couple of things that happened subsequently that bothered me,” he said. “I’m going to tell you one thing they made me take out because enough time has passed, I don’t think it matters,” before stating that there was “obviously the beginnings of a relationship” between Finn and Rey.

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“I expected to see that developed further in Episode VIII [The Last Jedi],” Foster continued to explain. “And zero happened with it. And we all know why zero happened with it — and there’s no need to go into it in-depth — but that’s, sadly, just the way things are.”

If you are a fan of Star Wars, you know that Finn went on to have a romance with newcomer Rose (Kelly Marie Tran) instead of with Rey (Daisy Ridley).

You can watch the full interview here:

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